Hunterian Museum (London) Reviews
Description:The Royal College of Surgeons of England is an independent professional body committed to promoting and advancing the ... more
Hunterian Museum (London) ... highest standards of surgical care for patients, regulating surgery, including dentistry, in England and Wales. The College is located at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. In 1799 the government purchased the collection of John Hunter which they presented to the College. This formed the basis of the Hunterian Collection, which has since been supplemented by others including an Odontological Collection and the natural history collections of Richard Owen. Many specimens were destroyed by the 1941 bomb. As well as the Hunterian Museum, the College houses the Wellcome Museum of Anatomy and Pathology. The College museums reopened in February 2005 after a major refurbishment. The Hunterian Museum is open to the public without charge, but the Wellcome Museum is only open to medical practitioners and students. There is another and better known institution called the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. It was founded out of a bequest by John Hunter's brother William.
Newest Review: ... the Royal College of Surgeons and entry is free. It is handily located in Lincoln's Inn Fields, close to both Holborn and Chancery Lane underground station. The museum is fairly small, with the downstairs focussing on anatomy and the upstairs concentrating more on medical procedures and instruments. The information given about each specimen is very clear and precise stating what it is and ... more
Customer Hunterian Museum (London) Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/08/13 (Useful, 21 readings)
The Hunterian Museum in London contains exhibits assembled by surgeon and anatomist, John Hunter. The collection of over 3500 objects includes a range of oddities such as bottled organs, tumours, skeletal parts and animals. The museum is part of the Royal College of Surgeons and entry is free. It is handily located in Lincoln's Inn Fields, close to both Holborn and Chancery Lane underground station. The museum is fairly small, with the downstairs focussing on anatomy and the upstairs concentrating more on medical procedures and instruments. The information given about each specimen is very clear and precise stating what it is and where it is from, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/12/09 (Very useful, 234 readings)
The Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England is one of the great but little known museums of London. John Hunter was the archetypal self-taught gentleman-scientist-surgeon of the eighteenth century, whose collection was purchased by the government for the then vast sum of fifteen thousand pounds in 1799. Hunter, as befitted a gentleman of the enlightenment, collected fine art and antiques and well as medical specimens. Sadly, much was lost when the museum was bombed during the Second World War. What remains has an appropriately scientific emphasis: arguably it was Hunter more than anyone who made surgery into a science and understandable ... Read the complete review
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